2018 is almost over. Whether this was your best year yet or one you’d actually rather forget, you can guarantee to end the year on a high note and go out with a bang by celebrating at one of the swanky New Year’s Eve parties around town.
7 NYE parties to ring in 2019
From classy soirees to raging parties to cheesy-themed affairs, it won’t be hard to find the perfect New Year’s celebration for you. Throw on your shiniest outfit, grab your friends, loved ones, and maybe a few strangers as well and get ready for an unforgettable night.
If you thought you’d be ringing in the new year sans Batman, well, you’d be wrong. For their fifth annual New Year’s Eve bash, Union Rooftop will be hosting none other than a Gotham City-themed New Year’s.
All three levels will play different styles of music and will also be decked out Batman-style along with all the employees, who will put on their finest Batman, Robin, Catwoman, and Joker costumes. So, if there was ever a time to pull out your old Batman Halloween costume, now is the time. Holy New Year’s Batman!
There’s nothing like a little Madonna and Rick James to start the new year off right. Transmission, The Current, Electric Fetus, and Surly Brewing Co. present to you ‘80s Prom: New Year’s Eve Celebration featuring DJ Jake Rudh. You’ll dance to great ‘80s music like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, Duran Duran, The Smiths, Depeche Mode, Beastie Boys, Salt-N-Pepa, and so much more.
So find the biggest shoulder pads, tightest spandex, hop in your DeLorean and head over to First Ave for this NYE blowout. (Did I get enough ‘80s references in there?)
Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door
If you weren’t excited about the ‘80s Prom NYE theme, then perhaps the ‘90s is more your style. Come out for a little good ole millennium panic with Y2K: A ‘90s New Years Eve featuring live performances by the band You Oughta Know and with special guest The 90s Preservation Society. You’ll hear all your ‘90s favorites and frankly, since the ‘90s style is back in fashion, your outfit would be super easy—just throw on your normal clothes.
Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door
Forget that you’re in the middle of a Minnesota winter and instead celebrate New Year’s Eve right—with a rum cocktail and some tiki decor. Get lost in this tropical paradise with Psycho Suzi’s Polynesian Passport which gets you four cocktails of your choosing – tikis, beer, wine, or island cocktails – a dance party with DJ Shiek, and to top it off, a champagne toast to ring in the new year.
Tickets: $45 in advance, $55 at the door
You’re going to want to pull out your best sequins and sparkles for this posh and lavish premiere New Year’s Eve event. Along with the stunning views on the 50th floor of the IDS Tower, you’ll have access to every room and lounge, a complimentary champagne toast, and red carpet experience.
And be sure to explore each room—you can dance to top DJs like Mister Black, Isaak Thurber, AlphaWolves-Ruca, and DJ Bonics, enjoy dueling pianos, belt out your favorite song in the Piano Karaoke Lounge, get competitive in the game room, or just relax in one of the lounge areas.
Tickets: $99 in advance, $119 the day of
This all inclusive classy affair is one party you won’t want to miss. All drinks are included in your ticket: rails, calls, taps, and house wine. So… depending on your tolerance, you may feel a little less classy by the end of the night. But along with all-you-can-drink, you’ll enjoy a DJ and dancing, a blue and white balloon drop, and some light refreshments to keep your stamina up throughout the night.
Tickets: $65 general admission, $85 premium ticket
Enjoy the Gatsby-esque glamour and intrigue at this roaring twenties-themed New Year’s Eve party. Dress up in your best flapper or mobster attire and dance the night away to DJ Brownie’s mix of dance, electro-swing, top 40, disco, and old school classics. Other entertainment includes aerialists, dancers, and more, all set in the beautiful art deco styled ballroom which will make you feel like you’ve actually stepped back into the Prohibition age.
Tickets: starting at $44.95
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